Main Admission round to all Msc programmes

Apply to one of our programmes and start your international career at Hanken!

Application period

3.1 - 17.1.2024 at 15:00 (GMT+2)

The application is part of the joint application Spring 2024 Opens in new window in Finland. You can apply to a maximum of 6 study programmes in Finland which are part  the joint application.

All of Hanken's MSc programmes are included in this admission round.

  • You can apply to a maximum of 2 MSc programmes at Hanken (and 6 application options in total nationally since it is a joint form).
  • Read more info on the joint application in Finland.

Note! Annual admission criteria are published at the latest during the September for English taught programmes. Please notice changes are possible from year to year.

Main admission requirements overview 2024


  1. BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S DEGREE from a recognised university or a university of applied sciences
  2. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT, one of the following with listed minimum scores:
    • TOEFL IBT test or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition ≥ 92
    • IELTS Academic (also Online version) or IELTS Indicator ≥ 6.5
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced ≥ Grade C
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency ≥ Level C1
    • PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online ≥ 62
    • The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency YKI test (Advanced level test) in English ≥ Level 5 in all test sections
    • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥  overall score of 550 (all test sections must have been completed)
    • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥  overall score of 515 (all test sections must be completed)
    • GRE General Test/GRE General Test at home: ≥ 150 in the Verbal Reasoning section and 3.5 in the Analytic Writing section (all test sections must be completed)
    • Bachelor's/Master's degree or secondary education conducted in English language in: the EU/EEA, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States (no other countries are accepted)
    • Group 1: Applicants applying based on a degree obtained in an EU/EEA country or a Hanken Partner University for Exchange, must fullfill one of the following:
      • GPA grade B on the USA grading scale/3.0 on the Finnish 1-5 grading scale in the degree based on which they are applying
      • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥ 550
      • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥ 515
      • GRE General test  ≥ 150 in the Quantitative Reasoning section
    • Group 2: Applicants applying based on a degree obtained in a country outside EU/EEA, must fulfill one of the following:
      • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥ 550
      • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥ 515
      • GRE General test  ≥ 150 in the Quantitative Reasoning section
  5. CV in English



Selection criteria

The selection of students is based on whether or not the applicant meets the general eligibility requirements (listed above) for studies within the Hanken Master's Degree Programme, as well as on an assessment made by the academic coordinator of each programme.

The academic eligibility and the ranking of the eligible applicants is based on the application enclosures which have been uploaded to the application within the timeframe set for delivery of application enclosures.

The application enclosures are assessed by the coordinator for the MSc programme in questions based on the following criteria:

  • Academic success and academic skills (100%) based on the scope, content and success in previous studies which are relevant for the intended programme. The CV is considered in the assessment.

Hence, applicants are not ranked based on the GPA in the degree based on which they are applied but based on the scope, content and success in all studies (degree studies, other studies etc.) which are relevant for the intended programme.

The academic assessment is completed separately for all three listed sections using a scale of 1.00-5.00. The total evaluation score is the average of the assessment score for the different sections. All applicants who have at least 30 ECTS in subjects relevant for the programme within each programme and at total evaluation score of at least 3,00, are ranked for admission based on the total score. All eligible applicants cannot be offered admission since there is a set admission quota for each programme.


  • When you apply to the Master's degree programme in International Strategy and Sustainability, your application is first and foremost considered for admission to the main MSc programme.
  • If you are eligible for the MSc programme in International Strategy and Sustainability, it is thereafter checked if you also fulfill the higher admission requirements for the Double Degree (if you have marked that you are interested in the Double Degree on the application form). You receive a possible Double Degree programme admission offer simultaneously with the general admission offer to Hanken School of Economics.